“That foreigner can speak Chinese! So amazing!”
“Yes ma’am, as you can see. I lost one of my fingers in a bad sheering accident two years ago. Anyone who doesn’t like the sight of blood better stand back, because sometimes this gets messy.”
What can I say, I love taking pictures of cute girls? I have no idea who this is, but she’s quite photogenic, don’t you think? And quite fascinated by what’s happening to that poor sheep.
“Keep watching folks! Ewe ain’t seen nothing yet!”
Wool wool, everywhere, but the sheerer seems not to care.
A child looks on in horror as the sheep goes to pieces, literally.
A experiment in using my camera’s digital zoom function, which didn’t impress me very much. Still, it caught the look of fear in that poor sheep’s eyes. Well, either fear or boredom…you be the judge!
And, with a final buzz of the shaver, this sheep is minus his full coat and down to his bare essentials!
Our real Australian sheep sheerer wishes the crowd a fond farewell in his best Australian Chinese. The other sheep behind him breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that they have been spared for yet another day!
Rob pauses from his adventures in photography to pose majestically before the verdant trees, sublime mountains and rolling grey sky.